Bachelor of Animal Science
University of New England - Armidale

Course outline

This program provides students with a scientific understanding of animals, our relationship with them and management of them. It equips graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to face challenges such as improving the conditions and methods by which we manage companion animals, shrinking habitat, feral animals threatening indigenous animal populations, and a need for food and fiber products to be produced more, sustainably, efficiently and humanely. Honours can be undertaken as an additional year in the Bachelor Science (Honours) which provides opportunities for students to get a real taste of what research involves, and helps to develop high level skills that are in demand in the field of animal science research and the wider animal science sector. For more course information, visit UNE’s Course Handbook.


Animal Bioscience; Livestock Science.

Minors: Business; Genetics; Livestock Production; Nutrition and Physiology; Research Methods; Sustainable Animal Management; Wildlife Ecology and Management; Wool.

Other requirements

Students must complete 12 weeks of approved practical industry experience during university vacation periods.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of New England and for this course, refer to UNE’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
Assumed knowledge

English; Mathematical Methods; Chemistry

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Advisory, regulatory and research positions in all agricultural fields, particularly in breeding, management and consultancy for the livestock industries and agribusiness.


Ag Institute Australia.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$9184 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Primary industries and environment
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

New England and North West NSW